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Travel Off the Beaten Path--Paris

The library has many guides to Paris, and they are all helpful for planning a trip to the City of Light. But these books might help you find it something a bit unusual--whether it is fashion, food, or a quiet corner.

Fashion insiders' guide: Paris by Carole Sabas ; illustrated by Caroline Andrieu — Each entry includes a description of recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers in-the-know.


Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall — From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting places to savor the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.


Paris: sketches of the city's architectural treasures — journey through Paris's urban landscape by Gregory Byrne Bracken — This hand-drawn guide is filled with walking tours because walking is still the best way to get to know the old-world charm and hidden treasures of Paris.


Wining & Dining in Paris: 114 of the Very Best Restaurants, Wine Bars & Wine Shops by Herbach, Andy/ Raaum, Karl — Top restaurant picks (not just high-end gourmet, but also great meals at more moderate prices), wine bars, cafes, wine shops, cheese shops, bakeries, and even candy shops.


Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City's 109 Best Restaurants by Lobrano, Alexander — Having written about Paris for almost every major food and travel magazine since moving there in 1986, Lobrano shares his personal selection of the city's best restaurants, from bistros featuring the hottest young chefs to the secret spots Parisians love.


The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More by Wells, Patricia — An acclaimed authority on French cuisine offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets.


My Sweet Paris: The Top 150 Places for Dessert in Paris by Mignot, Caroline — A wonderfully indulgent guide to all things sweet and delicious in Paris; from the best chocolatiers and patisseries to workshops where you can have a go yourself.